Glorious Dins second album, Closely Watched Trains, had a very different sound from its predecessor. Eric was listening to a lot of Nick Drake, so they mixed the vocals and guitar much louder than the other instruments. Nevertheless, the album showed a growth and maturity on the bands part. Paget plays a metal dobro on some numbers, which adds a sheen of folk to the post-punk proceedings, as heard on the opener Stilt Walkers. 1651 Map has Cope seemingly recounting a colonial uprising or an industrial dispute over a sparse rhythm led by Pagets minimal guitar, and early number Voices Everywhere is here reprised as a joyous blast, the lyrics speaking of a pending arrival.